Location: Island Gardens DLR station is 4min walk, Canary Wharf is 10min away, 15 min to Stratford Olympic stadium, 30min to Central London.
GETTING TO THE HOUSE: ISLAND GARDENS Station
from HEATHROW AIRPORT:
About 10 miles East of central London.
by underground (1hr.30min) take Piccadilly Line(dark blue colour on tube map) change at Green Park for Jubilee Line(grey colour) going eastbound towards North Greenwich. Second change at Canary Wharf for Dockland Light Railway, going towards Lewisham.
by Heathrow Express train (15-20mins) to Paddington Rail Station. From Paddington Station by underground take Bakerloo Line (brown colour) change at Waterloo for Jubilee Line (grey colour) going towards Canary Wharf. Final change take DLR train heading for Lewisham and stop at Island Gardens.
from STANSTED AIRPORT:
about 35 miles north-east of central London.
by Standsted Express (45-50mins) to Liverpool Street Rail Station. From Liverpool Street Station by underground, take Central Line(red colour) change at Bank Station for DLR towards Lewisham, get off at Island Gardens.
from GATWICK AIRPORT:
about 30 miles south of central London.
by Gatwick Express or Southern Rail (30-35mins) to Victoria Rail Station.
From Victoria Station by underground take Circle/District Line( green/yellow colour) change at Tower Gateway for DLR towards Lewisham. Get off at Island Gardens.
from LUTON AIRPORT:
by First Capitol Connect rail from Luton Parkway train station (25-30mins) to King's Cross St.Pancras International.
by Bus Green Lines & Easy Bus company (50-55mins) to Baker street station.
From Baker street station take Jubilee Line(grey colour) going eastbound towards Canary Wharf, change for Dockland Light Railway, going towards Lewisham.
The house: this is a 5 bedroom house with 4 bathrooms. Mr Hu the host lives onsite. 3 individual rooms are available to rent. We'll not promise that you'll be the only guests onsite unless you are prepared to book the entire house (I have had requests like this, hence the clarification).
The room: this room can sleep upto 3 people, ideally suited to 2, there is a strong wood bunkbed and a single bed. Room is about 15 Sq meters. 2 writing desks with storage. It's on the 2nd floor of the house.
There are two shared bathroom, shower room just next door to the room. Both are newly decorated and spacious, bright.
Decor: clean, modern decoration, simple, functional, comfortable, new bathrooms and open plan kitchen.
Facilities: fully functioning kitchen, washing machine, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, kettle, cooking pans, plates.
Guests are welcome to use the kitchen for tea, coffee, however if you need to cook, please ask first.
Car parking: available on request.
Clean bedding and towels: all provided for guests, you are welcome to bring your own. But please don't expect hotel style towels, as this is a private home and we do our own washing and we don't throw away perfectly functioning towels. We don't have a tumble dryer, so the towels are not fluffy. If you are fussy about towels, please bring your own to avoid any issues.
The building: this is a very secure and large private luxury complex with CCTV all round, swimming pools and gym, landscaped garden, warden, located next to the river Thames, opposite Greenwich park.
Local attractions: Greenwich park is 15min walk, Canary Wharf is about 20min walk or 5min on the DLR. Olympic Stadium in Stratford is 18min on the subway. The O2 concert stadium is also nearby. There are many green parks and shops, restaurants within easy travel distance. There is a small mini market 3min away or an ASDA/Walmart superstore 15min walk.
The host: Mr Hu is a very generous and helpful host. He is home most of the time.
Very welcoming host. Very helpful and provided tips on where and how to get around London. Comfortable room with good facilities. Will greatly recommend this place!
Helen accommodated our stay and was easily contactable when we ran into issues. The rooms are quite packed, but the house is very large and comfortable. The house has quite a lot of things in it and is mildly dirty in the common areas (bedrooms were clean).
Awesome stay! Helen was extremely efficient at communicating with us. I travelled with two other friends and we both were very pleased with the accommodations. It was a short walk to the tube and there was a store close by that was very convenient. I would absolutely stay with Helen again if I am in the area!
Helen and her family were great hosts! The house was really clean and tidy and communication prior to our arrival worked well! Helen had even left breakfast for us to take. She was very caring and concerned about our well-being which was highly appreciated. We'd definately come back to Canary Wharf.
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